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Insee code11301
AltitudeFrom 48 to 106 meters
Surface13.21 km²
Population1111 inhabitants
Density84 inhabitants/km²


Chief townCarcassonne (at 24 km, 25 min)Roquecourbe-Minervois at 3.2 km (7 min)
DepartmentAudeSaint-Couat-d'Aude at 3.9 km (7 min)
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Located in the heart of the Aude, between Carcassonne and Narbonne, Puichéric is a charming town Minervois with just over 1,000 inhabitants. With its history and its traditions, wine is the main activity.

From a geographic standpoint, Puichéric is nicknamed the Venice of the Minervois. Indeed, no fewer than three rivers crisscross the territory of the municipality: the Canal du Midi, Aude and finally Rigole (which also crosses the pond to dry Marseillette), thus offering picturesque landscape.

Currently expanding, said the village will economic development associated with maintaining the quality of life related to rural areas. This town has all the shops.

History Puichéric through his castle: The castle first Puichéric, probably dates from the 6th or 7th century. The rock Puichéric, outcrop of excellent building stone had to immediately attract the attention of the conquering Visigoths (412). And the name of Puichéric Podium Theodoroci Terrece the Pech of Theodoric (the mountain of Theodoric) the most famous Gothic princes with Alaric the second appears to confirm this hypothesis. In 1355, the fortifications were ruined by Puichéric English Black Prince, and their stones were used to trace the current enclosure. The castle will host the latest "Father of Two Seas Canal" Paul Riquet. The castle has a very interesting past and is in itself an enormous wealth, but it can not be visited because it is privately owned.


  • Visit the Church of Puichéric: listed on the inventory of historical monuments, paintings of the choir classified.
  • Wine cooperatives and special wine.
  • Canal du Midi: In Puichéric there are two locks:
  • From Lock Puichéric, the plane trees lining the canal will accompany you through the vineyards puichéricois. You will pass under the old railway bridge that connected the line Caunes-Minervois Moux.
  • The keeper of the next lock called "the needle" was the original idea to create and make some sculptures in wood to customize the location of passage. Frozen for eternity, these works of art to the delight of boaters who pass this lock: humor and irony, jokes, legends, characters and objects diverted from their traditional function, thumbing its nose at the established art .. . It hangs in the current Singularity Art and Art Brut, and nicknamed the horse Factor boating. Features!
  • Between the two locks, a small stone bridge over the canal. This is the place closest to the village and many houseboats make a stop at this place.
  • There is also a laundry room located between the old stone bridge and the lock of the needle where once, the women of the surrounding countryside came to wash their clothes.
  • Note also on the banks, near the laundry and all along the canal, "fourcadelles" wood (from the Occitan means fork). These places are usually good fishing spots and you will probably meet a lot of fishermen on the canal.
  • If you're not by boat, the towpath is ideal for walking on foot or by bike!
  • Other activities on the village:
  • Football (youth and adults).
  • Handball (youth, adults male and female teams).
  • Bowls.
  • Fisheries.
  • Canoe on the water Aude, under the suspension bridge in the village.
Detailed information
MonumentsCastle of Puichéric,   Church Notre-Dame


Many festivities are planned throughout the year Puichéric : Christmas Market, summer evenings Guinguettes Carnival music festival, the "night of fire" fire brigade, July 14 ( with games children, its artifice and its popular dances fire), without forgetting the traditional year-end festivities and activities offered by the many village associations.

On or about August 15 local festival takes place over five days with dancing, wine bar round.


The lock of the needle PuichéricThe lock of the needle Puichéric
View of the villageView of the village
The fountain located in the heart of the villageThe fountain located in the heart of the village
The steepleThe steeple
The spire by nightThe spire by night
The suspension bridge over the River AudeThe suspension bridge over the River Aude
Aude The boardAude The board
The Fair PigThe Fair Pig
Major regional market for Fair PigMajor regional market for Fair Pig
Animation varied at the fairAnimation varied at the fair



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French cuisine restaurantLa Guinguette d'Argens  
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Located 12.2 km from Puichéric32 € per person 

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Villa for 6 personsVilla Canigou  
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90 places over 3,5 haCamping la pinede    
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76 places over 3,5 haCamping la commanderie    
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60 places over 1,6 haLe Moulin de Sainte Anne    
Located 12 km north of Carcassonne, 6 km from the Canal du Midi and from hiking trails and mountain biking. In lush vineyards, garrigues and pine forests, you will find 43 deluxe pitches,...
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Château de la Redorte - Hotel in PuichéricChâteau de la Redorte    
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